The ShopBIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) website is designed to connect consumers who intentionally want to purchase from BIPOC-owned businesses with those businesses, and to allow BIPOC-owned businesses to expand their markets. Among other outcomes, this site aims to reduce the racial wealth gap.
The creation of ShopBIPOC was a response to calls from individuals, businesses, and institutions who wanted to support BIPOC-owned businesses, yet did not have access to a central marketplace. Through a collaborative effort of fourteen community organizations, led by Center for Community Wealth Building, ShopBIPOCC was launched in the Fall of 2022 to connect buyers and sellers through a simple, easy-to-use online platform.
Buying from BIPOC-owned businesses is a direct and tangible way to align our everyday actions as consumers with our commitments to racial equity and to reducing the racial wealth gap. Your spending habits can make a difference!
We hope you find some businesses on ShopBIPOC that become new favorites. Please check back often, as new businesses are added every week.
The following organizations work together to build, maintain, and grow ShopBIPOC. Collaborative partners contribute staff time and significant financial resources or in-kind contributions to make this platform possible.
We welcome new collaborators! To get involved, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Community Wealth Building
CCWB advances 3 strategies to create an inclusive economy: strengthen opportunities for entrepreneurs of color, launch and grow worker cooperatives and other forms of community-owned assets, and engage large institutions to leverage their everyday business practices to help close the racial wealth gap.
CEDS Finance supports the American Dream of financial self-sufficiency by assisting refugees, immigrants, and low to moderate income people in Metro Denver who desire to own or strengthen businesses, develop assets, and empower themselves financially.
We are builders and innovators focused on serving Colorado’s smallest businesses including BIPOC, women, veteran, and rural-owned businesses in underserved areas.
Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute
RMMFI creates the space for communities and people of all backgrounds to realize their unique potential through the power of entrepreneurship. We invest in entrepreneurs’ personal and business development through a proven mix of classroom, coaching, capital, and community.
Transformative Leadership for Change
TLC was built by and for BIPOC leaders to transform ourselves, our organizations, and the larger movement ecosystem so we can thrive in our leadership, build real power for our communities and see our visions of liberation come to life.
Adelante Community Development
ACD is a non-profit organization serving Latino families and entrepreneurs. We are a group of committed leaders and small business owners convened in strategic planning for businesses and economic justice in Colorado.
Good Business Colorado
GBC is a grassroots organization of values-driven business owners working to build a prosperous economy, equitable communities, and a sustainable environment. Our members believe that business success cannot be measured by profit alone and that true success means that our planet, communities, and bottom lines all thrive.
Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center
The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps small businesses achieve their goals of growth, management improvement and financial success. We provide confidential and free one-on-one consulting and free or low-cost trainings with offices in Aurora, Castle Rock, and Englewood. Services are available in English and Spanish.
Minority Business Office of Colorado, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Minority Business Office (MBO) is a team of passionate individuals, partners, and clients working to increase economic opportunity for minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs across the state. As a division at OEDIT, the MBO is strategically placed to leverage relationships with other teams within OEDIT that span every type of business and every type of business owner in every industry imaginable.
The Minority Business Office has an established network of public, private, and government resources that can be leveraged by businesses of all types and sizes to help businesses get in front of the right people and increase prospects locally, nationally, or internationally.
Slow Integration Coaching
A coaching and consulting firm committed to people’s needs being met. We support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Professionals and organizations in building cultures of well-being, inclusion, equity, healing, and play through embodied executive and team coaching, leadership development, and capacity building.
Prosper Colorado (the Denver Metro Chamber’s response to the Black Lives Matter uprisings in the summer of 2020), reached out to Center for Community Wealth Building (CCWB) in early 2021, asking for help in diversifying their members’ supply chains. To ensure sustainability and impact, CCWB invited 30+ organizations to the table in the Spring of 2021, with the intention of co-creating an online platform that reflects a collective vision and ownership of an online directory that ultimately became ShopBIPOC. The Chamber engaged a web designer and underwrote the bulk of the hard cost expenses, with additional financial support from CCWB and CEDS Finance. Many thanks to the following entities for their participation as a Founding Partner: